The Man Who Ran Faster Than Everyone

The Story of Tom Longboat

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Publisher Description

Tom Longboat was a hero. A member of the Onondaga Nation, he was born on the Six Nations reserve in Oshwegen, near Brantford, Ontario. Despite poverty, poor training, and prejudice, Longboat went on to become one of the world’s best runners. In 1907, at the height of his fame, he won the Boston Marathon and ran in the 1908 Olympic Marathon. Longboat was one of the best-known people of his day, and certainly the most prominent member of the Six Nations. Throughout his career he had to race against opponents, as well as rumors of illegal running activities. Nevertheless, he maintained his dignity, and his achievements still inspire people who understand the great pleasure of running, and running fast.

GENRE
Kids
RELEASED
2002
March 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
112
Pages
PUBLISHER
Tundra
SELLER
Penguin Random House Canada
SIZE
5.5
MB

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